Cati de los Ríos
Research Fellow at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education
Cati de los Ríos is a PhD candidate in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Research Fellow at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education in Harlem. She has an Ed.M. in Curriculum Studies from Teachers College, an M.T.S. in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. in Chican@ Studies and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University. She was a public school teacher in both Massachusetts and California where she taught Spanish for Native Speakers, English Language Development, and Ethnic Studies courses. Using ethnographic methodologies, her dissertation explores the experiences of Latin@ emergent bilingual learners enrolled in a year-long high school Chican@-Latin@ Studies course. Her dissertation on adolescent literacy and Ethnic Studies has been supported by Teachers College, Columbia University's Office of the Provost, National Council of Teachers of English Research Foundation/Cultivating New Voices (CNV), and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education/Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Cati has worked as a field supervisor to TESOL/Bilingual teachers in New York City, was a national representative for Teacher Activist Groups (TAG), and is currently a Core Leader of New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE). She has published in Race and Social Problems, Studying Teacher Education, The Urban Review, and Journal of Latinos and Education.